(This was FANTASTIC. My BFF and her guy gave this to me. I loved it. Kaytie thought it was yummy too. The boys, not so much. I think they knew it wasn’t actually crust and that turned them off from the beginning. I guess it’s a good thing I made “regular” pizza for them. I will be making this again, even if only for myself. This had a wonderful cheesy taste. I think it would be awesome cut into “bread” sticks and dipped in sauce also.)
4 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
¼ tsp oregano or Italian seasoning
¼ tsp garlic powder
8 oz Italian cheese blend or mozzarella, shredded
How to prepare:
In a medium bowl, whisk cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Whisk in eggs until mixture is well blended and smooth. Add the parmesan and seasonings, then stir in 8 ox of Italian or mozzarella cheese until moistened. Spread cheese mixture evenly in a well greased 9x13 glass baking dish. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until evenly browned, but not too dark. Let cool completely. When nearly cooled, use a metal spatula to pry up the edges from the pan. Ease spatula under the whole crust to loosen. Leave crust in the pan, refrigerate uncovered until serving time.
Spread chilled crust with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings. Sprinkle lightly with garlic and oregano. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 mins.
***Important Note: You want to make this early and refrigerate for a couple hours to allow the crust to dry out a bit for easy handling when eating. Also, if you make this in a metal pan, it will stick. One recommendation is to lightly grease the pan and line it with parchment paper.